Adam Sandler Remembers Getting Fired From “Saturday Night Live”

  • Published on Dec 3, 2019
  • Adam Sandler tells Howard how he got fired from “Saturday Night Live” in the '90s and what it felt like making his triumphant return to Studio 8H decades later as a host.
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Comments • 844

  • The Howard Stern Show
    The Howard Stern Show  Month ago +49

    Watch Adam Sandler's full interview with Howard Stern here:

  • Chewy Bacca
    Chewy Bacca 6 days ago

    That show went to hell after Sandler left

  • stelio kontos
    stelio kontos 7 days ago

    SNL is so trash now. No one funny, all politics. I miss the Andy Samburg and Jay Pharoah days. After that group left, the show never recovered

  • Joshua's World
    Joshua's World 16 days ago

    ADAM SANDLER!!!!!!!!!

  • Eric Henry
    Eric Henry 21 day ago +1

    "I think you thought about it"

  • Al Truist
    Al Truist 21 day ago

    His laugh at the end was fantastic

  • Al Truist
    Al Truist 21 day ago

    Why do people interrupt so much?

  • Jennifer Smith
    Jennifer Smith 24 days ago

    Why couldn't I have been fired like that? "Ehh, maybe it's not so bad!?!"

  • Drew Mertens
    Drew Mertens 27 days ago

    My two favorite people in show biz

  • skyavalanche
    skyavalanche Month ago

    Adam Sandler is a Gem, uncut or otherwise.

  • Username
    Username Month ago

    Imagine if they had Chris Farley in Grown Ups 1&2 instead of Kevin James

  • J. Garner
    J. Garner Month ago

    “Let’s not downplay this.” Lmao!

  • Michael W Dagle
    Michael W Dagle Month ago

    I never knew Sandler was fired.....uh learn something new everyday

  • Colby Beck
    Colby Beck Month ago

    Wearing the process sweatshirt I love it.

  • D E X X I E
    D E X X I E Month ago

    Sandy Wexler is actually really funny

  • Aaron Bennett
    Aaron Bennett Month ago

    Was Adam even acting in Billy Madison? It’s the same voice but a tiny bit more.

  • The Tree Of Magic
    The Tree Of Magic Month ago

    0:00 you got mail

  • Azat Yestek
    Azat Yestek Month ago

    And hired by Netflix..history

  • Marieda Parellio
    Marieda Parellio Month ago

    This is a level of maturity I hadn’t seen from Sandler. I do t think much of his movies but I love how much he seems to admire Drew Barrymore. Are they really that good of friends in real life?

  • Vagrant_88
    Vagrant_88 Month ago

    it's interesting. everyone is trashing howard here for what seems like muck raking but it's a super effective interview method. he's basically aligning himself with adam by projecting his feelings onto him in order to get him to be more forthcoming than he had planned to be. lots of agents hate their clients going on stern because he has a way of getting information out of you by being insistent upon some kind of answer. that's why you listen to him. to hear things asked of people you never expected to have answered. he's one of the few interviewers in the world that has the fame and power to meet stars on their level and cut out all the bullshit. it's masterful to watch him work and the world will be worse for him hanging up the mic when he decides.

  • Todd Burk
    Todd Burk Month ago

    SNL will never have the glory days of Sandler, Farley, Spade, Shannon, Farrell, O'Terri, or Ackroyd, Belushi, Curtain, Morris, Murray....that was lightning in a bottle and it is the corporate pontiffs that desire power more than comedy.

  • Joe Donlan
    Joe Donlan Month ago

    Dude shut up and let him answer

  • Charles Argyle
    Charles Argyle Month ago

    Stern trying so so so hard to get Adam to say something negative lol

  • Stevie Nixxx
    Stevie Nixxx Month ago

    Sandler is the greatest the funniest

  • BoatsnHelicopters
    BoatsnHelicopters Month ago

    Gets fired by NBC, goes on to become one of the wealthiest actors in Hollywood. Not too shabby.

  • elmagnificodep
    elmagnificodep Month ago

    "I Was Fired"
    (feat. Pete Davidson & Chris Rock)
    [Adam Sandler:]
    I was fired
    I was fired
    I was so sad to tell
    Well, I never saw it coming
    I got fired from SNL
    Between seasons I heard a nasty rumor
    That I was getting the sack
    I tried to call Lorne Michaels
    But he never called me back
    I'm joking, I'm joking
    He called me, he called me
    I guess NBC had enough of crazy spoon head
    And the songs I sang on the news
    Maybe they were sick of Canteen Boy
    But I think they just hate the Jews
    I was fired
    Not rehired
    Well it made me sad and blue
    I told my boy Chris Farley I got fired and he said
    Chris Rock is here... Chris Rock!
    Hey baby! I love ya!
    [Chris Rock:]
    Hey man, how's it going?
    [Adam Sandler:]
    We- we were on the show together right?
    [Chris Rock:]
    Yeah, yeah. Same time! We got hired the same day.
    [Adam Sandler:]
    That's right. That's right.
    Why did you ever leave the show? I don't understand that.
    [Chris Rock:]
    Why did I ever leave the show? Well, Adam...
    I got fired
    I was fired
    I was fired by NBC
    Then I went on in Living Color
    Three weeks later they took it off TV
    [Adam Sandler:]
    It's okay, okay.
    You hang in there.
    You keep going after your dream.
    Hey, man! What's up?
    [Pete Davidson:]
    How are you doing?
    [Adam Sandler:]
    How are you doing, pal?
    [Pete Davidson:]
    I was fired
    I was fire-
    [Adam Sandler:]
    Hey, hang on. No no. Pete, you weren't fired.
    [Pete Davidson:]
    I wasn't? How's that even possible?
    [Adam Sandler:]
    I don't know, but be patient because it's coming soon.
    Well it broke my heart to pieces
    Cause SNL was my home
    Where could I do my silly voices now?
    I never felt so alone
    Yeah, I was fired
    I was fired
    NBC said that I was done
    Then I made over 4 billion dollars at the box office
    So I guess you could say I won
    So I was fired
    But tonight I'm rehired
    And I'm the happiest man alive
    Cause it feels so good to be back with you where it all began for me
    Right here on Saturday Night Live

  • Ian Wilson
    Ian Wilson Month ago

    They don't 'fire' people from SNL. They either renew the contract or don't. You can't just stay as long as you want to!

  • 033spaceboy
    033spaceboy Month ago

    Not sure how mad they could have been. Both Sandler and Farley made guest appearances on SNL the season after they were fired in 1996.

  • newman447
    newman447 Month ago +1

    Sandler is so much more relaxed and open these days....great to see him speaking freely and confidently.

  • bogey19018
    bogey19018 Month ago

    hey stern why dont you like trump

  • Tony T
    Tony T Month ago

    Love that ending story with Sandler's manger. He almost sounds like a Goodfella who's letting you we got kill your best friend. It is what is....I think you talked about it 😂😂😂

  • Ralph H
    Ralph H Month ago

    oh man chris farley :(

  • Michael Schneider
    Michael Schneider Month ago +1

    I remember watching airheads and he was PIP the drummer lol

  • MrColdwatercanyon
    MrColdwatercanyon Month ago


  • 1369Stiles
    1369Stiles Month ago

    am i the only one who thinks that fucking couch makes it feel like an interrogation rather than an interview

  • Tia K.C
    Tia K.C Month ago

    Divine timing

  • Jack Myoff
    Jack Myoff Month ago

    "I Think YOU thought About IT"...

  • Jordan
    Jordan Month ago

    How fucking stupid do you have to be to break up that group. Farley, Chris Rock, David Spade and Sandler . Doesn't get any better than that.

  • Christal Larkins
    Christal Larkins Month ago

    Sandler is a Gem. Classy 😊

  • Joseph Ritter
    Joseph Ritter Month ago +4

    Adam Sandler is such a cool guy. Even though some of his movies aren't that great, hes a legend in his own way

  • Eugene Ax
    Eugene Ax Month ago +3

    90's SNL was the most epic sketch comedy of all time.

    • Joshua Frick
      Joshua Frick Month ago

      They're not wrong, though. I was in my teens at the time. Worshiped that early 90s cast. They had some phenomenal bits! Some much talent. Farley, Hartman, Rock, Sandler, Spade, McDonald, etc... But, the critics use to shit all over SNL at the time. It wasn't as good as it was in the 80s, yada yada yada

  • wilverbal
    wilverbal Month ago

    Who made the decision to fire him?

  • Kelly G
    Kelly G Month ago

    Total different interview if Happy would've showed up. Shit would've went sideways in a real hurry. Sandler, you rock man.

  • SpikeFlea
    SpikeFlea Month ago

    LOL his manager sounds damn manipulative.

  • John O'Brien
    John O'Brien Month ago +1

    Is he wearing a trust the process shirt?!

  • Raabert Ellis
    Raabert Ellis Month ago

    Didn’t know he was a sixers fan

  • Jonny L
    Jonny L Month ago

    "Chris and I were like, Fuck this shit". 🤣

  • Mellow D
    Mellow D Month ago

    Regardless, Sandler definitely had the last laugh. RIP Farley. 🙏🏼

  • Mr. H
    Mr. H Month ago

    You can bother me for a cup of shut the hell up.
    You will go to sleep or I will put you to sleep.
    See this nametag, you’re in my world now grandma.

  • Kasey Okay
    Kasey Okay Month ago

    I didn't know Sandy Wexler was actually Adam Sandler manager👌 I thought it was just an Adam Sandler character.

  • Burger Andy
    Burger Andy Month ago

    Jack and Jill is funny

  • Brian O'Boyle
    Brian O'Boyle Month ago

    The man

  • zepsett
    zepsett Month ago +8

    "I think you've thought about it."

  • ALF Raydough
    ALF Raydough Month ago

    OMG that Schmitts Gay Beer Commercial with Farley was the Funniest Skit ever!!😂😂

  • gangsterboogie
    gangsterboogie Month ago +1


  • jrichie
    jrichie Month ago

    😂 his managers name was Sandy like in his recent movie?

  • KerBerBelZ !
    KerBerBelZ ! Month ago

    I can’t wait for the next movie

  • K Klo
    K Klo Month ago

    Wow, how did the people making these decisions to fire two fucking legends even acquire their job?

  • Randy Barrientes
    Randy Barrientes Month ago +2

    Merry Christmas legendary Howard Stern, Adam Sandler god bless.

  • trans am
    trans am Month ago

    Adam is a great actor funny as hell